Greatest Artists and Bands of the 90s


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41Britney SpearsBritney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar more.

Obviously the only pop diva to stay relevant from the era

Her debut single alone (... Baby one more time) puts her right up there!

She only released 1 single in 1998 and 3-4 more in 1999 BUT that already made her memorable and superpopular. Like it or not, Britney was really iconic

She is perfect

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42Blind Melon

Gone before it's time, with the passing of Shannon. Such talent. We are only left to imagine how truly great their music could have progressed. Exploding it's beauty onto the airways. Each song is now a treasure.

Favorite band ever rip Shannon Hoon

Most underrated 90s band by far! They combined 90s grunge and alternative rock with psychedelic jam band music of the 70s. Most underrated 90s band by far! It's a shame most people only know No Rain. They have so many other great songs: Tones of Home, I Wonder, Sleepyhouse, etc. What a talented band!
RIP Shannon Hoon.

43Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

One of the best industrial bands of all time.


Sandra was more popular in the 80's BUT she recorded awesome music in the 90's too. Popularity is not everything.

Singles: "One More Night", "Johnny Wanna Live", "Hiroshima", "I Need Love", "(Life May Be) A Big Insanity", "Nights in White Satin", "Won't Run Away", "Don't Be Aggressive".

"Son of a Time Machine" was a great promo single on radio stations

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45Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

Superb entertainer who possesses a very sharp mind - ask anyone who has worked with him. He's overcome some very tough personal battles, not easy in the business he's in and is today a very blessed man both professionally and personally

Became massive in the 1990s and just kept on going

By the end of the 1990s was definitely number one

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46Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

His voice was unparalleled. Greatest artist of the 90's in my opinion

This man should be well inside the top 20.

47Days of the New

Absolute favorite artist of all time!

48Duran DuranDuran Duran are an English new wave/synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were a successful band of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven "Second British Invasion" of the US.

They were more of an 80's band but they released good music in the 90's too such as Ordinary World, Medazzaland ( Album ) etc..

49AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.

The band your parents didn't want you too listen to but you had to

50Bryan Adams

In the 90's he gave us hits like "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You", "Please Forgive Me", "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? ", "All for Love", "Let's Make a Night to Remember", "Cloud Number Nine", "Thought I'd Died and Gone to Heaven", "Can't Stop This Thing We Started", "The Only Thing That Looks Good on Me Is You" etc

Bryan is a phenomenal artist and perfect songwriter!

Really one of the most popular artist who has fan all over the world. That shows his greatness

everything i do
summer of 69 - jwileson

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51Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 more.

Real Queen of Voice! No one could beat her.

Biggest voice / lot of number ones / 7 consecituve number ones / all albums sold over 20 million / a huge succesfull movie the bodyguard

52Shania Twain

Shania shone in the 90's. Everyone wanted to be like her.

Most popular tracks - "You're Still the One", "That Don't Impress Me Much", "From This Moment On", "Man! I Feel Like a Woman! ", "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)", "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)", "God Bless the Child", "Any Man of Mine"...

53HariharanHariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma more.

The most legendary versatile singer in the world. He has got absolutely an AMAZING VOICE. He was able sing in several voices. He developed very very unique singing styles. He had dominated allover the India during this period as the greatest ghazal composer & singer, classical singer, multilingual play back singer, stage performer & etc. He had formed a two men band " Colonial Cousins" and released an award winning music album. He had become one of the pioneers of Indian pop & fusion music.

54George MichaelGeorgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer.

George is definitely one of the most unique artists. His 90s music was amazing.
Just listen to these singles - "Praying for Time", "Jesus to a Child", "Freedom! '90", "Too Funky", "Fastlove", "Outside", "Waiting for That Day", "Heal the Pain", "Cowboys and Angels", "Spinning the Wheel"

55Spice GirlsThe Spice Girls were an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham, née Adams.

Even if they were not sexy as some have said, to me they were the sexiest thing (not just beauty but the whole package). Boy bands dominated the music industry so it was nice to have a change. Coupled with their beauty, the chemistry between them in terms of the music was heavenly and they produced some friggin awesome tracks (I listen to them today and still haven't lost the feeling). Most of them being hits and they dominated the world for some time in the 90s. I mean even people hiding under rocks would have heard of them lol.

They only released 2 studio albums in the 90's and those albums made history! I know, some people dislike their music but to each their own. You just can't deny a huge impact/influence they made.

Viva Forever, Spice Up Your Life, Mama, 2 Become 1, Wannabe, Who Do You Think You Are, Stop, Say You'll Be There are great songs

My personal favorite non-single track - Never Give Up on the Good Times

WHAT!? The spice girls showed me girl power since I was bullied a lot. Their songs don't get old

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56BlurBlur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988. The group consists of singer/keyboardist/guitarist Damon Albarn, guitarist/singer Graham Coxon, bassist Alex James and drummer Dave Rowntree.

Seriously? Why isn't blur on this list! Parklife and the Great Escape we're highlights of Britpop, Modern Life is Rubbish is a vastly underrated album pre Britpop, and their self titled and 13 albums reinvented their sound and only proved how far a band can come in one decade of being around and having 6 albums in that time. Definitely more that just 'Song 2'

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58Belinda Carlisle

Her peak was in the 80's but Belinda was no less amazing in the 90's. Her music was so underrated and overlooked during that era.

Guys, I recommend you these brilliant Belinda songs: "California", "Live Your Life Be Free", "Vision of You", "Half the World", "Do You Feel Like I Feel? ", "Big Scary Animal", "In Too Deep", "I Plead Insanity", "Little Black Book", "Love in the Key of C" and "All God's Children"

59Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", and "Candyman".

YOU ALL DON'T KNOW THE 90s AT ALL! The 90s was dominated by pop music. It's hard to admit but it was the truth. Just face the facts. And Christina Aguilera deserves to be on the list. But if there should be a No. 1, I think it's pretty clear it's either The Backstreet Boys or Madonna. - JazHoney3

She is sexy beautiful hot and a dam good voice.

60Def LeppardDef Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
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